Working with architect Ian Douglas-Jones and Shanghai based sculpture and environmental artist Tianshi Lu, we joined forces to submit a public sculpture design for the Gallerie8 Grange Gardens competition in Bermondsey, London.
“Legacy Of The River” – Tron : Legacy inspired Ice Hotel Suite. Inspired by Tron: Legacy the latest 3D high tech adventure from Disney, a futuristic art suite at the Ice Hotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden. 200 km into the arctic circle Ian Douglas-Jones and Ben Rousseau have completed a unique environment using only Ice and Snow and the high tech lighting solutions, never seen before at the Ice Hotel.
Wasted Installation at the V&A Museum, London
Curated by Arts-Co. Designed and built by Ben Rousseau and Ian Douglas Jones.
Wasted was created as a headline installation for the 2009 London design festival, and demonstrated a radical approach to rethinking and reusing waste. The design of the undulating fire hose was to represent the coloured plastic strata left in the ground, that hadn’t decomposed, if you were to cut through the surface of the earth in many years to come. The jewel like honey comb pattern was created using hundreds of foiled lined brown paper tea importing sacks, they consist of 4 layers of thick paper and foil and are very difficult to crush so take up a lot of room in land fill. By cutting each one in half and stitching them together into a huge membrane the entire space was lined to create a shimmering cavern that was about as far removed from the expected end position of this material’s life as it could be.
Special thanks to James Wignall and other volunteers who helped with the installation.